The SimplyBiz Group has signed a partnership deal with Guardian Financial Services, following positive adviser feedback on the protection provider’s pilot scheme.
The partnership, which is in place with immediate effect, will see the two companies work together to deliver relevant training and educational opportunities to advisers who use the Group’s services.
Matt Timmins, joint chief executive of The SimplyBiz Group, said: “There’s been a significant amount of interest across the financial services sector in the revival of the Guardian brand, particularly given the heritage of the business and quality of its new senior management team.
“Having worked closely with Guardian, and seen the creation of its proposition first-hand, I have to say that its philosophy and customer-centric approach truly live up to expectations.
“Guardian’s objective of enhancing the client experience can be seen in every element of what it delivers, from crystal clear condition definitions through to the simplified and expedited process of making a claim, and I’m not surprised to hear that advisers have wholeheartedly embraced this approach.
“Its decision to endorse the value of professional financial advice by allowing access to its products through advisers only is, of course, supported by The SimplyBiz Group.
“As we know, financial services is an industry with people at its heart and this is a principle clearly visible throughout Guardian’s processes.
“I believe that this is the start of a long relationship which will prove extremely positive for the Group, Guardian, the adviser firms with which we work and their clients.”
Simon Davis, chief executive of Guardian Financial Services, added: “We are delighted to enter into this partnership with The SimplyBiz Group, and look forward to working with its Member Firms in the coming months and years.
“Our shared aims of helping advisers to provide more protection advice and, ultimately, ensuring that more of the UK population has the right cover in place, mean that we have very robust foundations on which to build our relationship.”